Koa wood, just found 10 bd ft

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Forum topic by ppg677 posted 10-27-2018 04:37 PM 500 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-27-2018 04:37 PM

I paid $90 for 10 bd-feet. No idea what I’ll use it for, but I was blown away by the beauty of Koa wood when I was in Hawaii last year. So total impulsive buy and were the only two boards available.

How did I do? Seems like the best use is to resaw into 1/4” or so verneers? Maybe a jewelry box and electric guitar top?

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#1 posted 10-27-2018 05:14 PM

That is quite cheap, you did good.

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#2 posted 10-27-2018 05:18 PM

Very good deal. I had a semi-hollow body Koa guitar once. Gorgeous wood. Great sound, but that is totally subjective as always.

-- Andy - Seattle USA

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#4 posted 10-27-2018 06:54 PM

With only 10 bdft, I would think veneer would be a good idea. Then again, I don’t really play an instrument these days, so I’m biased.

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#5 posted 10-27-2018 10:28 PM

Good price. I bought some Koa on the Big Island and resawed it to make some small boxes with 1/4” thick sides.

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